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04-08-2017, 03:08 PM   #1
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Weight of F* 300mm 4.5

Hello, it would be nice to see the real weight of a complete lens with mount.
I did a short cross check with a digital scale.

...880 g including built-in hood (without removable tripod mount)
1.120 g including built-in hood (with......removable tripod mount)

Thanks.


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It would be nice to see more information in your post so we'd know what you're referring to.
Review, database, somewhere else?

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Sorry, of course i'd mean the lens database entry (like the two previous posters).
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We can certainly add the weight of the hood + tripod mount to the DB

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04-10-2017, 12:52 PM   #5
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Great

But: Hood of the F* 300 is built-in, cant be separated from the weight of the lens
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903 grams without foot
1014 grams with my (trimmed) foot
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I have added fields to the database for weight of hood (if detachable) and tripod mount (if exists and detachable).

So far we only have data for F* 300 F4.5, FA* 300mm F4.5, and D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR.

It's for @Adam to make the data visible in the various tables.
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Looks like mine has 23 grams of extra goodness that will put the price up
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
It would be nice to see more information in your post so we'd know what you're referring to.
Review, database, somewhere else?
I guess it would be very helpful to use the weight with mounted tripod collar as standard weight. Since most people will use it with it. So nobody will wonder why it weights more than the FA* 300mm 4.5
Also using the weight of the complete lens in the pentax lens search would be fine for real life weight.


QuoteOriginally posted by Transit Quote
Looks like mine has 23 grams of extra goodness that will put the price up
I did measure mine without front/rear caps and with an Soehnle 66107.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ole Quote
It's for @Adam to make the data visible in the various tables.
Thanks!
Would be great to see the feature live.
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QuoteOriginally posted by angerdan Quote
Thanks!
Would be great to see the feature live.
The data will now show up in our specs tables if it is available. I think the easier way to browse is via the lens finder:

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I will start a new thread asking for data submission since as @Ole said, we're missing these specs for most lenses.

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I did take a look, can't see any difference. Still only the barrel weight without tripod mount is displayed in the lens finder results.
That's why many people believe the F* is more lightweight, but this applies not to the basic configuration (wich is with tripod collar).
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QuoteOriginally posted by angerdan Quote
I did take a look, can't see any difference. Still only the barrel weight without tripod mount is displayed in the lens finder results.
That's why many people believe the F* is more lightweight, but this applies not to the basic configuration (wich is with tripod collar).
Corrected. Thanks!

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